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Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road    *    Gettysburg, PA 17325    *    (717) 642-5332



November 20 - Session Meeting

November 21 - Women's Guild Meeting

November 25 - "Family Life" Friendsgiving Dinner

December 2 - 5:30 pm Couples Group Caroling at SpiriTrust and Dinner at Hoss's

The Couple's Group will meet at SpiriTrust to Carol through the halls. We will go to Hoss's for dinner at 7:00 pm. Each couple is asked to bring a $10 gift for a White Elephant gift exchange. This will be the final way we experience sharing the Love of Christ as we minister to the elderly and share the joy of Christmas season together. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Questions? Please call Jim and Bev at (717) 642-8239.

December 3 - 5:30 pm Hanging of the Greens Service

Service will begin at 5:30pm followed by a potluck dinner at approximately 6:30pm. The Deacons will provide roasted turkey, drinks, and place settings. Please bring a covered dish, salad, or dessert to share. Please join us as we begin the Advent Season with our LMC Family.

December 9 - 9:00-11:30 am Parent's Morning Out

Bring your children for a morning of babysitting, and get that last minute Christmas shopping done kid-free! Cost is $5 for the morning, with snacks provided. Feel free to invite family and friends in the community, as we serve others through outreach!

December 15 - 5:30-7:30 "Family Life" Group Christmas Potluck at the Buchers

We will be having some great fellowship together, and also including the kids in making some easy DIY blankets as an outreach project for local nursing homes. The Buchers will be providing a delicious holiday ham in addition to hosting (and a few other yummy treats as well!) so please bring a side dish to share!

December 17 - Birthday Party for Jesus, time TBA

December 24 - 10:00 am Morning Christmas Eve Service

December 24 - 5:30 pm Christmas Eve Service and Children's Pageant

December 24 - 7:00 pm Candlelit Christmas Eve Service

January 26-28, 2018 - "Kneel, Pray, Repeat" Marriage Retreat

Our 2018 Marriage Retreat will be held at the Eden Valley Resort in Lancaster. It will be $275 per couple which includes food and lodging for the weekend. Please sign-up by December 17th, and pay by January 7th. Checks can be made out to LMCPC and can be dropped off either by stopping in the office or dropping in the offering plate on Sunday.


IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Temporary Search Committee, composed of Doyle Waybright, chair, Gary Bechtel and Denise Lockwood, is actively pursuing a “search” for a temporary pastor who would be with us as we work through the process of looking for a new full-time pastor. Because we are not sure of the amount of time this will take us, Session has planned for a guest minister through the rest of the year. We are still working on a few dates but this is the schedule of preachers for most of the rest of the year: October 29: Rev. John Sproat who will also moderate our Congregational meeting, November 5, 12, 19, 26: Rev. Galen Work, December 3, 10, 17: Rev. Don Potter

Rebecca "Becky" Becker - New Director of Music

Becky is a Hanover resident with a rich music background, including previously directing a couple of church choirs. She will direct the Chancel Choir for the first time on Sunday, October 22. Please give her and he husband David a warm welcome.


The Fitness Program with Dave Diehl meets at 1:00 PM each Thursday in Fellowship Hall. Come on out and join in, Dave will make it fun! 

Coat Ministry

Before you know it, there will be frost on the pumpkins! We are now collecting clean, gently used coats for the homeless. Please place them in the box in the hallway of the education building. The shelter shows so much appreciation when we drop them off each time! Thank you for participating!

Elders and Deacons Wanted

If you are interested in being an elder or deacon, please contact the nominating committee: Joe Jackson, Jim Benner, Roy Weaner, Roz Santay, Christa Williams, Mike Orleski, Nancy Brill, or Lori Jackson.

Help Needed - Sound Equipment Operator Wanted

Apply within. There will be a training session on Thursday July 6 from 6-9 pm on LMC's sound equipment. Interested? Please let Phyllis know 717-253-3162 or

Items for Sale by Deacons

The Deacons have a table in Fellowship Hall to the right of the doors as you come in, with the following items for sale:

LMCPC Grey T-shirt and Sweatshirts

(2) Children's Small 6-8 Sweatshirts - was $8. now $4

(1) Children's large 14-16 Sweatshirt - was $9, now $4.50

(1) Adult medium sweatshirt - was $14, now $7

(1) Adult medium t-shirt - was $10, now $5

Note Cards with a picture of the Church  - $1 or 5/$8.00

11x14 Church Prints $10

Cook Books by the women of LMCPC $5

LMCPC License Plate $1

There is a small wooden box on the table with a slot to put your money. Any questions you may ask Jean Bentz at church or call 334-6064. You may also ask any of the deacons. Thank you for considering these sale items.

Bells of Faith Ringers Wanted

Bells of Faith is in need of two players. If interested, please contact John Day at 717-698-0994 or The only requirement is dedication to attendence at rehearsals every Thursday from 6-7 beginning Sept 7, as well as performances every 3rd Sunday of the month starting in October. You don't even need to read music, just be able to count in rhythm! Please help out if you enjoy hearing the bells. Thanks! 

Chancel Choir is Seeking Members!

The Chancel Choir is seeking members in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Even if you don't know what those terms mean, the choir would welcome you as long as you enjoy music and can follow basic direction. The choir leads music for Sunday service except for those weeks the Bell Choir performs. If you have any questions, please call Frank Buhrman at 717-642-8393 or email

Room 4 Adult Bible Study 
Abraham gives us an unforgettable portrait of faith. Daniel is a classic example of holiness. Esther shows us what commitment means through her willingness to risk her own life. Starting September 10th, join us in the Room 4 Adult Bible Study will explore the lives of these and other Old Testament people. These examples can help us live in the present by learning from people of the past. Please see Doyle Waybright or Susan Nunamker with questions.

Seekers Sunday School
All are invited to join the Seekers Sunday School class in our study of the Parables in the classroom located in classroom 3 of the Education Building!

Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study

The new study entitled "Jesus the Reason” has begun. This Life-Guide Bible Study is from various sections of the gospels of Mark and Luke and seems appropriate as we approach the season of Advent. If you have ever thought you might like to try a Bible Study, we are a very laid back group of believers who would love to have you join us. The study begins at 1:30 followed by Prayer Group at 2:45 PM.

Fairfield Food Pantry Needs
Thank you for your continued love and generosity. Some suggestions:
 Canned meat (tuna, chicken, hame, etc.), peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, pork and beans, macaroni and cheese, rice, noodles, canned fruits (applesauce, peaches, pears, etc.), cereal, pancake mix, syrup, any other non-perishable items are also welcome!